Offshore Wind Basics
Starts October 5
2 x 3hrs
"A complete overview of the offshore wind sector effectively explained for non-technical professionals."
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About the course
2 x 3hr sessions
Starts Oct. 5
In this course, you learn the basics of the offshore wind energy industry and identify possible opportunities for your company. The inspiring lectures contribute to your understanding of the rapid growth of this sector and are accompanied by two practical cases so that you can immediately put the knowledge you have gained into practice.
To stay up to date with the latest developments in the offshore wind sector, participation in this training is essential. The offshore wind industry has undergone a massive change in the past five years, both in the size and number of the projects, that has even surprised the companies in the sector itself. Therefore, in order to keep their competitive edge, companies and personnel need to keep up with this rapid pace. With this training, you can!
Interactive lectures are provided that focus on theory, industry practice and lessons learned from experts in this field. These lectures are accompanied by two hands-on interactive cases in which knowledge gained from the lectures is immediately put into practice.
Meet your instructor
Course coordinator and teacher at DOB-Academy, Project Engineer DOT
Program & Details
This 1st half-day session focuses on the evolution and social impact of wind turbines. Also you will analyze the essential components of a wind turbine.
First, the social and political aspects of the offshore wind industry. Then, an explanation of parts in the wind turbine and how a wind turbine can generate energy followed by different types of support structures and the electrical infrastructure of an offshore wind farm.
Opening statements & introductions,
Interactive lecture: Societal and political aspects involved in the development of offshore wind farms,
Interactive lecture: Fundamental principles of electricity and how it is generated,
hands-on case: Visualization of electricity generation in an offshore wind turbine,
Interactive lecture: Offshore power networks for wind farms,
Interactive lecture: Technical and economical trade-offs between different network designs,
Assignment: Exam & evaluation,
Gain insight into the rapid growth and development of the offshore wind sector.
Build up knowledge on how (inter)national policies and societal needs influence the development of offshore wind.
Understand how wind is converted into electricity, how this electricity is transported to consumers and how to turn it into a successful business case
Become familiar with all the components of an offshore wind farm and their associated functions
The offshore wind industry has undergone a massive change in the past five years, both in the size and number of these projects, that has even surprised the companies in the sector itself. Therefore, in order to keep their competitive edge, companies and personnel need to keep up with this rapid pace!
In this final half-day session, you learn the basic concepts involving design, installation, operation and maintenance of a wind farm and their latest technologies. To stay up to date with the latest developments in the offshore wind sector, participation in this session is essential.
Opening statements & introductions,
Interactive lecture: Design and installation aspects of offshore wind farms,
Interactive lecture: Operation and maintenance of wind turbines offshore,
Interactive lecture: Future technologies: where is the offshore wind industry heading?
Assignment: Exam & discussion,
Gain insight into the life cycle of a typical wind farm,
Become familiar with typical installation strategies and vessels required for an offshore wind farm,
Learn about common operation and maintenance considerations during the lifetime of an offshore wind farm,
Keep up to speed with the latest developments surrounding offshore wind.
After this course, you...
know all the basics aspects involved in the offshore wind industry,
understand the rapid growth and development of the offshore wind energy industry,
have acquired knowledge about the effect of both policy and societal needs on the development of offshore wind energy,
understand how wind is converted into electricity, how this electricity is transported to consumers and how a business case can be built for this,
gain insight into the life cycle of a typical wind farm, including its design, construction, installation, operation and maintenance.
Who should attend this course
This course is developed for newcomers in the offshore wind industry and others interested in the sector, that do not have a technical educational background.
Prerequisites: No prior knowledge or technical background is required.
This course consists of 2 half-day, instructor-led live sessions which consists of presentations, demonstrations and discussions of questions. During these sessions you are asked to participate actively and have your webcam and microphone on. Participants can ask questions to the instructor which are answered and discussed with all participants.
In preparation for this course, you receive a DOB-box at home (or your office). This DOB-box contains useful documents, like the course manual and items required for hands-on cases, and it includes a surprise.
Access to the course
After your purchase is confirmed you receive an account to the EngineeringTrainer online learning portal, where you find the course welcome chapter and instructions on how to join the live sessions. Sessions are held using the software Zoom and a log-in link is provided for each session through the portal. A test link is provided from the start such as to test if you are able to properly join the sessions prior to the first session. Live sessions can be joined using any device, including tabled and mobile.
You receive 1-year unlimited access to the online course. This allows you to watch content again if this is beneficial for your work projects.
The live sessions take place on:
October 5, 2020 - 8:45-12:15 am CEST (convert time-zones)
October 9, 2020 - 8:45-12:15 am CEST
After the course, you receive 1-year unlimited access to all course material. This allows you to review content again whenever you need to refresh knowledge for your daily work projects.
A personal digital certificate will be made available to each participant upon full attendance.
This course consists of 2 instructor-led live sessions which consists of presentations, demonstrations and discussions of questions. During each session participants can ask questions to the instructor (through chat or microphone) which will be answered.
In preparation for this course you receive a DOB-box at home (or your office). This DOB-box contains useful documents, like the course manual and items required for hands-on cases and it includes a surprise.
The course manual, and related documents, are also be made in digital, downloadable form in the learning portal.
Yes, interactive Q&A sessions form the basis of this course that allow you to interact with the instructor or other participants to ask questions and participate in discussion.
No technical software is used in this course.
If your computer and internet connection is able to participate in live video calls you will be able to participate in this course. Live sessions are provided by means of Zoom. Required hardware include a webcam and microphone.
Note that almost all browsers are supported, except for Internet Explorer.
Yes, this course qualifies for PDH hours as per the NCEES CPC Guidelines.
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